WELCOME TO LIFE SKILLS!
Life Skills is a semester-long course that offers 7th graders the tools they will need to successfully handle school, home, work, and social challenges now and in the future. Students are taught the importance of these skills and given the opportunity to practice them. Topics to be addressed will include the following, with modifications as needed:
Communication (speaking/listening/interpersonal/small group/public speaking)
Character education (including self-esteem, tolerance, etc.)
Management of peer pressure and anger
Study skills and test-taking skills
Internet etiquette and safety
E-mail: See link in Grade Book
Phone: See extensions on main Lexington web site. Click "Contact Us" → Junior High Teachers
See current student assignments and grades on Grade Book (formerly Progress Book) using assigned password from school office. Grades will be based on the following:
Daily class participation points (no points for unexcused absences)
At least weekly journal entry
Quizzes approximately each 1-2 weeks
One project each six-week grading period
End of six-week unit tests
One notebook to keep in class for personal journaling
One folder for class handouts
All student handbook policies will be enforced.
Short assignments: 50% deduction for 1 day late; no credit thereafter
Long-term projects: 20% deduction for 1 day late; 50% for 2 days late; no credit thereafter
Respect must be shown to the teacher and all classmates. Disciplinary action will be taken as needed inaccordance with school policies.